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New data to support growth in social housing

External view of 2-6 Richard Street, Adamstown
Recently completed LAHC social housing project in the Newcastle LGA

Communities, councils and social housing providers in 10 NSW local government areas (LGAs) now have access to new data showing the housing required to meet their needs.

NSW Land and Housing Corporation Acting Chief Executive Deb Brill said it has expanded its Local and Regional Area Analyses for Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Maitland, Newcastle, Orange, Parramatta, Tamworth, Tweed and Wollongong.

“We continue to renew and redevelop social housing properties to ensure they are the right type, are in the right areas, and fit-for-purpose,” Ms Brill said.

“This data will support the delivery of a pipeline of safe, well-designed and appropriate housing for individuals and families.

“These new datasets will help LAHC and other housing providers reduce the priority waiting list, increase the number of homes available, deliver more homes fit for an ageing population, and provide more housing options tailored to local needs.”

Ms Brill said the data provides a snapshot of each LGA’s social housing stock including the size of households, the number of bedrooms, housing types, age of the stock and demand.

“The information also provides a clear link between the Government’s objectives for social housing, more localised planning and development decision-making, and opportunities for partnerships with councils, industry and community housing,” Ms Brill said.

“Housing supply is a complex interrelated system that requires all parts of the sector to work together.”

The Local and Regional Area Analyses has been expanded following the successful introduction of similar data sets for Albury, Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Coffs Harbour, Lake Macquarie, Liverpool, Shoalhaven, Port Macquarie, Randwick and Wagga Wagga.

Further details are available on the Local Area Analyses page.